Taka, a Shiba Inu puppy, came dangerously close to losing his life in a fire. When the fire broke out in his house last week, the eight-year-old dog was confined to the porch for protection.
His owners were away at the time, and when they returned, they were unable to reach him in time to save him from the ensuing fire.
Taka, on the other hand, was able to get away from the porch on his own and begin looking for assistance on the street. He was eventually discovered by a neighbor, who took him to Care More Animal Hospital in Martinez, Georgia, where he was treated.
Taka’s pain was so severe that the veterinarian was taken aback. Several of his injuries were around his eyes, lips, ears, and stomach. When the dog started whimpering, it was out of agony and in severe fright. Taka’s case was taken up by veterinarian Emily Martin, who gave the following information:
‘He was covered with burns all over his face and jaws, as well as his ears and stomach. We weren’t sure how severe his injuries were at first since he had suffered inhalation burns, which was a concern.”
Taka’s eyes had to be removed since they had been seriously injured by the fire, which was a tragedy. After the dog displayed signs of respiratory distress, the veterinarian’s team sent him to the University of Georgia clinic a few of days later.
He was kept on an oxygen machine for many days before being sent back to Care More Animal Hospital to finish his recovery.
There were a lot of people working hard to save Taka, but Martin seemed to have a special place in his heart for the dog
I try to treat all of my patients the same, but his case tugged at my heartstrings a little more. When he came in, he was screaming because he was hurt. When I sat down with him and started singing to him, he calmed down.
Martin called Taka’s family after he came back from the vet, and they agreed to give him to Martin because he was sick.
There came a time when Martin became more than Taka’s dog’s doctor. She was his mother. She soon became close to the dog when she was at work. Even though the vet was closed at night, she took him home.
Martin said: “He doesn’t have a mean bone in his body.” This is why she loved the dog so much. Animals often start biting when they’re hurt, but he hasn’t tried to bite at all because he hurts. If anything, people help him feel better.
Takaya is getting better very quickly, and he’s starting to show more of his true self. When he gets a belly rub and a hug, he likes it. He is a huge food fan.
Every day when Martin goes to work, she meets Taka. Martin is very happy to see Taka. He might be better off with another family that can give him more one-on-one attention.